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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Maybe You Should NOT Do Vocal Exercises

A bit of a rant here:

I am really sad that so many people end up hurting their voices with vocal exercises. I'm even sadder because without good vocal warmups, I don't believe a voice can be as good as it can otherwise be. It can also be more easily damaged, as vulnerable as any un-warmed muscle to strain from over-exertion.

I have three simple suggestions:
  1. If you don't know HOW to do vocal exercises with great form, DON'T DO THEM!
  2. If you can't do vocal exercises properly, at least start singing lightly, easily and gradually build up to full voice. Don't just go full bore without warming your voice up.
  3. If you're serious about being in your best voice or improving your ability altogether, get some vocal training and learn to do a good vocal exercise routine right! 
The core message of the Hippocratic Oath fits vocal training...
First, do no harm!

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